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DISASSEMBLY--ENGINE INSTALLED
eRemove the screw
i@,
spri ng
@
,
steel washer
@,
and
plastic washer
®
.
Pull off the choke linkage shaft
@
.
eRemove the upper mounting plates
®
and
®
by
removing the screws
@
with the
lockwashers.
eRemove the idle adjusting screw
@
and its spring
®,
and remove the lower rear mounting plate@.
eLoosen the locknuts
@
(3), screw off the balance
adjusting screws
@
together with the
locknuts,
lock-
washers
@,
and flat washers
®
(3 ea), and pull off
the link rod upper ends from the joint balls.
The
rod
@,
spring
@
,
rod
@,
and ball seat
@
may fall out
of each link rod.
A.
link Rod
C. Adjusting Screw
B. Joint Ball
eRemove the screws
@
(6) with the lockwashers from
the
lower front mounting plate
@,
and separate the
three pairs of
carburetors.
Assembly Notes:
1. The 3-way joint of the fuel hoses must be installed
between the center and the left pairs of
carburetors.
2.
To prevent air leaks from the carburetor
holders,
all
carburetor bore openings must be on the same plane
and their centers must be spaced
correctly.
Put the
carburetors on the carburetor and carburetor holder
alignment jig (special tool), and then tighten the
mounting screws
(6).
Apply a non-permanent locking
agent to the threads before installation.
A. Alignment Jig
(57001-1036)
B. Apply a non-permanent locking agent.
3. Measure the service fuel level for each carburetor, and
adjust it if necessary (Pg. 170).
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4.
Adjust the butterfly valve link mechanism before
mounting the carburetors on the engine as follows:
To adjust the butterfly valve link mechanism:
aFor
each balance adjusting screw, loosen the locknut,
turn in the adjusting screw until it seats lightly, and
then back it out
1Y2
turns. Tighten the
locknut.
OCheck to see that all butterfly
valves
open and close
smoothly without binding when
turning
the pulley
.
OCheck to see that the choke lever moves up and down
smoothly without binding. When the choke lever is
pushed down, check each starter plu nger to make sure
it is seated.
Push down on the plunger;
if
it moves
slightly
,
it is not seating.
CARBURETOR HOLDERS
Removal (each carburetor holder):
eRemove the fuel
tank
(Pg.
46).
eRemove the vacuum switch valve
(Pg.
48).
eRemove the air cleaner element
(Pg.
47).
eRemove the
rear
upper air cleaner housing (Pg. 48).
eRemove the front upper air cleaner housing
(Pg.
47)
.
eRemove the
carburetors (Pg.
49)
.
eRemove the
clamp
on the carburetor holders.
eRemove the
carburetor
holders
by
removing
the screws
(3)
.
Installation Notes (each carburetor holder):
1. Three carburetor holders are identical.
Install the
middle one upside down
.
2. To prevent air leaks, position the carburetor holders
at the correct angle and pitch by using the carburetor
and carburetor holder alignment jig (special
tool).
A. Carburetor and Carburetor Holder Alignment Jig
(57001-1036)
B. Apply a non-permanent locking
agent.
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